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  • Brown/RISD Hillel Fosters Jewish Connection Through Pop-up Art Exhibition

    May 12, 2022, 11:04 AM by Rachel Bernstein
    A painting of two figures sitting at a seder table
    A pop-up art exhibit at Brown/RISD Hillel fostered connectivity between Jewish art lovers, and inspired more students to envision their work on the gallery walls. Motivated by the success, the Hillel has since organized two other art exhibits featuring depictions of Jewish spiritual objects created by more than 30 students.
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  • Penn Hillel Students Inspire Healing…with Jewish Teddy Bears

    Apr 27, 2022, 11:34 AM by Alexandra Goldberg
    A young girl hugs a teddy bear
    Penn Hillel students are comforting people in need of healing — one teddy bear at a time. Audrey Singer, 21, and Aden Horowitz, 21, founded Mishe Bear, a startup that sells plush teddy bears to provide comfort to those who are ill. Each bear holds a customizable note and a heart-shaped card containing the “Mi Sheberach,” a Jewish prayer of healing.
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  • Florida Hillels host “Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate” Events to Combat Antisemitism

    Apr 26, 2022, 14:32 PM by Emma Lichtenstein
    Amanda Baritz poses holding a clipboard with a QR code on it
    Florida Hillels have found an incredibly successful — and delicious — way to counter antisemitism on college campuses. “Spread Cream Cheese, Not Hate,” which originated at University of Florida Hillel in 2020, spreads awareness about antisemitism. The event is simple: Sign a petition against antisemitism and receive a fresh bagel and T-shirt.
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